Physical Influence

John W. Yolton


Published in print January 1991 | ISBN: 9780198242741
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680557 | DOI:
Physical Influence

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This chapter examines ‘l'affaire de Prades’ and the association of Locke's stress on sensation with the de Prades thesis; an important digression on sensation by David R. Boullier; and some medical men whose research on specific physiological processes in nerves and brain were considered as supporting the system of physical influence.

Keywords: Locke; Leibniz; physical influence; de Prades thesis; materialism; David R. Boullier

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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